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Kaiser-Permanente's National Facilities Services maintains design standards and standard contracts on its web-site. Check out "Templates 2000" initiative.

Evaluating the Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction Department: the Capital Programs Management Audit (PDF)
Pre-publication draft of article to be published in Facilities Manager, the official publication of APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, May / June, 2000.

Arcadis-Giffels maintains demo of its "urban simulation" virtual reality scenarios -- great way to visualize planned projects & site issues. See July, 2000 K&A Newsletter for details.

Space Planner Toolkit: Hospital Edition. This spreadsheet-based parametric model developed by Frank Zilm is a useful starting point for translating clinical services and activity volumes into space requirements.

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